Oceanside American Little League offers two seasons, Spring and Fall.
Registration for Spring is typically open from November to February. The season ranges from February to May. For AAA, Majors, and Juniors divisions, the play is competitive and tournaments will follow the season. All divisions except Tee-ball and A (Farm) play 2 games a week.
Registration for Fall is typically open from May to August. The season ranges from September to November. The season is focused on instruction and coaches are encouraged to rotate players often to new positions. There are no official tournaments after the season. All divisions play one game a week on Saturday.
Tee-Ball is the first available division for youngsters as early as 3 years old (but have a league age of 4) up to children age 6, who have never played baseball before. 6 year olds who have played Tee-ball before, should sign up for A (Farm). These players learn the basics of the game in a fun, encouraging setting. Players hit off the tee until the final games where they are introduced to coach pitch. Everyone in the lineup bats through the order regardless of outs.
A is a fun division for players 5*-7 years old where the kids graduate from using a tee to coach pitch only. Basic baseball rules will be taught. There is no scoring, no walks, no steals and a variety of other modifications designed to encourage development.
*For players under the league age of 6, approval from the OALL Player Agent and one season of Tee-Ball are required.
AA is a dynamic division for players 6*-8 years old where a combination of coaches and players pitch. Many basic baseball rules are in effect, although there is no scoring, no walks, no steals and a variety of other modifications designed to encourage development.
AAA is the first division that has competitive play and typically includes players 8*-10 years old. A draft is conducted prior to the Spring season to produce the teams. Most standard baseball rules are in place with exceptions such as no leadoffs and batting through the lineup regardless of defensive positions. Also in Spring, there is a first half division champion and a second half division champion that compete to play in the tournament of champions with other league winners in the district. Eligible players may be selected to an All-Star Team to compete against other leagues.
*For players under the league age of 9, approval from the OALL Player Agent is required, and for the Spring season they must be drafted by a coach.
The Majors division is highly competitive baseball for players 10*-12 years old. A major difference compared to AAA is that only players in defensive positions bat and substitutions are made. All of the tournament information for AAA applies to Majors. Typically there is inter-league play with other leagues in District 70.
*For players under the league age of 11, approval from the OALL Player Agent is required in the Fall season, and for the Spring season they must be drafted by a coach.
Juniors is the highest level division in Little League for 13-14 year old players. The bases are now 90 ft apart and nearly all standard baseball rules are in play. Typically there is inter-league play with other leagues in District 70.